Been Awhile since Last Build

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Joined: 07/26/2012
Posts: 2

Hi 3dGameman guys i love the reviews and advice you guys give. I'm an aussie looking for some advice on an new gaming rig I’m planning to build since it's I haven’t built an system from the ground up since 2004 and I’m a bit unsure if these parts I’ve selected will work together or not especially the memory for the motherboard. Ideally i would like this rig to last me at least 3 yrs. due to the high cost of the building an pc at AUS price's.

Any advice would be much appreciated and can use recommend an UPS system that supports this rig. I mainly get my parts from this web site or my local dealer. Here’s the rig spec’s.

Case: Corsair 600T+side panel upgrade (which have Already got).
ASUS VG278H 27in Widescreen 3D Monitor
Gigabyte G1-Sniper3 Motherboard
Corsair Dominator® Platinum with Corsair Link Connector — 1.5V 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMD16GX3M2A1600C9).
Intel Core i7 3770k
Corsair Hydro Series H80 cpu cooler
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000w power supply (I Know this might be over kill but it gives us head room for future upgrades down the track.
EVGA Geforce GTX 690 4 GB
Corsair Force Series GS 240GB SSD ( for OS and games)
Western Digital WD Black 2TB (for backup and personal files)
Sony Blue Ray 12x Writer internal Drive
Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit

This rig is for mainly gaming and sometimes video conversion.

Joined: 01/15/2012
Posts: 208

looks good

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Joined: 10/08/2008
Posts: 159

Quite overkilling if it has to be for 3 years, because I can rate that it's more like a 3+ years guaranteed rig. I have a EVGA X58 CLassified 4-Way SLI for 2 years and I could at least say that with that 1500W PSU I got, it could withstand for the next 5 years or so.

But except for that 1000W PSU. You will need to have enough spare "headroom" for that GTX 690.

Regardless of that, if you think you can afford it, go on

Joined: 07/26/2012
Posts: 2

THanks Ratchet
Well 3yrs is just the minimum amount of time that i what the rig to last for i can always change the parts some time down the track in an year or two if required.
All that is left to now is to finalize the quotes and build the thing.